Started in in 2009 by Transition Leicester, Community Harvest Whetstone (CSA) is a sustainable vegetable co-operative based in South Leicestershire. We grow our own delicious vegetables in an environmentally friendly way!
If you’re concerned about where your food comes from, who produced it and how far it travelled to reach your plate, get a direct connection to the farm, and to your food by becoming a crop sharer.
The implications of Climate Change and rising fossil fuels costs have created a need for re-localisation of food production.
Community Supported Agriculture is a tried and tested way of re-localising food production and strengthening local communities.
We grow and supply food that is better for the environment through:
Fewer food miles
Very little packaging
At Community Harvest Whetstone, people from the local community commit to buying the produce from the farm and in that way they become crop sharers.
Crop sharers start to pay before the crop is harvested and in exchange, as well as a weekly supply of, local, traceable, fresh produce they get to be members of an exciting project that gives them contact with the farm and the possibility of involvement in growing and deciding how the project will run.
We create a sustainable food business providing local jobs and volunteering opportunities, benefiting the local economy.
Benefits for Crop-sharers include:
A direct connection to the farm, and to the food on your plate
Community events and activities
New friendships and community spirit
We are a growing network of local people looking to take action to inspire our community to make a transition towards a positive and truly sustainable future.
The aim of the project is to work as a Community to provide fresh, healthy, traceable, vegetable produce, with care for each other, creating a model of resilient and sustainable food production.